composed of two letters as a biliteral cause of a Sanskrit verb
- Consisting of two letters; as, a biliteral cause of a Sanskrit verb.
- A word, syllable, or root, comprising two letters.
(a.) Consisting of two letters; as, a biliteral reason behind a Sanskrit verb.
- (letter.) A word, syllable, or root, consisting of two letters.
It is noteworthy that though words were so freely spelled in alphabetic characters, especially in the time of the Old Kingdom, no advance was ever made towards excluding the cumbersome word-signs and biliteral phonograms, which, by a judicious use of determinatives, might well have been rendered quite superfluous.